Randolph Matthews gets the audience award 2017

Randolph Matthews is the remarkable winner of the Aet My Choice 2017, award, which is yearly appointed by the audience of JazzAscona to their favourite artist. The Londoner has warmed the lakeside of Ascona with his Afro Blues Project, a journey rediscovering the roots of Blues, inspired by Jimi Hendrix and other legends of the black music. Matthews offered an explosive mix of blues, soul, beatbox and other ethnic sounds, which hit and surprised the hearts of the listeners. Other artists were appreciated by the audience, such as Opè Smith, Emma Pask and the Italian orchestra called Chicago Stompers.